Spotted Bee are part of an exciting new programme in very close partnership with Amazon (we are called a DSP 2.0). We provide a brand new Mercedes Sprinter Van for our Driver Associates. They are fully fitted inside with 3 sets of shelves and a sliding door between the cabin and the back to make your day delivering that much easier. All of our vans are branded - we’re proud to be a part of the amazon family. Drivers are also provided with uniforms and devices.
Spotted Bee pay for the van, insurance and fuel. There is no cost to the DA to drive one of our vans
To be honest there is no typical day!
We load our vans anytime between 9.30am and 10.30am each day (the exact time is determined by Amazon the prior day) If we load our vans at 10.20am then our drivers are giving their vans a safety check and receiving the team briefing around 9.40am at our secure parking facility in Old Trafford. Drivers are on the road for 10.40am to start their 9 hour route. We generally deliver within a 3 mile radius of the depot.
Amazon provides the delivery software that DA’s use for navigation and delivery. The team at the Trafford Park depot monitor the drivers throughout the day and if anyone needs support then this will be provided - we work as a team and look after each other through the day.
Our aim is to try and deliver every single parcel that leaves the depot on one of our vans in the morning - after all, a customer has ordered the parcel and wants it delivered (always with a smile).
Our Driver Associates, once they have completed their 12 days of training, will be delivering around 300 parcels per day (about 180 stops) - all in a 9 hour route. This opportunity will help you remain fit! All of our DA's are encouraged to have breaks throughout the day.
DA’s will often deliver in the same postcode area each day so that they become accustomed with the area and customers. Our area tends to be Eccles, Salford, Trafford, Stretford, Hulme, Chorton-Cum-Hardy and the souther tips of the City Centre.
We provide our Driver Associates with a free uniform (although Teddy does not come to work!). It’s an important part of you feeling part of our team and the amazon brand that we represent. You receive your initial uniform on your first day and then a full uniform when you graduate after a month with us (hat, shirt, coat and trousers/shorts). You need to provide your own safety shoes that are worn on the yard.
Each Driver Associate receives a flat fee of £85.50 per day (plus VAT and the rate increases during peak). Generous team and individual bonuses, especially during peak trading, are on offer. All DA’s are paid weekly on a Friday and 2 weeks in arrears. DA’s are all self employed independent contractors. All of our DA’s work with Securitax who will assist with invoicing and accounting on behalf of the driver